WCP Fall Campout?

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  1. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    We've had a number of people ask us about a fall campout (to compliment the Spring Campout).

    Anyone interested in a campout at Indian Arm (Granite Falls) in late September or early October?

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  2. DarrenM

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  3. elmo

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    Count me in!

    How do I get there from here? :lol:

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  4. cruzin

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    Sounds like fun!
     
  5. Jurfie

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    I'm absolutely, positively a maybe! :D

    I can't take any days off work (I'm out of vacation days ALREADY :evil: ), so I'm hoping it would be a weekend overnighter.
     
  6. DarrenM

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    Head north on Douglas St/HWY-1/Trans Canada Hwy
    Take the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay Fry ferry to Tsawwassen
    Continue straight
    Turn left at HWY-17
    Take exit 37 for HWY-91 E toward Delta/Surrey
    Merge onto HWY-91 S/Richmond Fwy
    Exit onto Knight St toward Vancouver
    Turn right at E 41st Ave
    Slight left at Joyce St
    Slight right at E 29th Ave
    Turn left at Boundary Rd
    Take the ramp onto HWY-1 W/Trans Canada Hwy W
    Take exit 22A toward Lillooet Rd
    Turn right at Keith Rd E
    Continue on Mt Seymour Pkwy
    Turn left at Deep Cove Rd


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  7. elmo

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    Thanks man :lol:

    That kinda covers it!
     
  8. Mark_Schilling

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    Or you could just paddle there - there's plenty of water between here and there! :shock:
     
  9. Kasey

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    I'm in....but someone else has to pick the dates. The last time that I suggested the date (in April) we got snowed on! :oops:
     
  10. andreas

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    What a great idea! I'm highly interested. Daniel, I'm sure I can fit a second kayak on my roof rack! Let's talk about when it gets closer to the date.
     
  11. mikec

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    if you do it before sept. 27th or after october 14th i would definately make the trip, i'd love to finally hang out with everyone and meet those i haven't met in person yet

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  12. Ken B

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    Interested.
    But will need to wait for the date to confirm.
     
  13. waverider

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    Kasey wrote: I'm in....but someone else has to pick the dates. The last time that I suggested the date (in April) we got snowed on!

    Oh don't worry we have not forgotten ! :wink:


    I/ we will be there.
     
  14. Mark_Schilling

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    I think I'm booked for Oct 25-26 but it may be the weekend previous to that. I'll try to make it any other weekend though...
     
  15. oldsailor

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    I'd like to do it. Does this one involve a ferry ride coming from the mainland? Could someone put an approximate location and description? Would we be driving to the camp spot or putting in and paddling?

    This means I'd best get going on my birth certs and passport, huh? Wonder if I can talk Pam into going.

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  16. kelly t

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  17. elmo

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    We also got some fine paddling weather Kathy! :lol: As long as Dan brings the porta-cabin a little snow is nothing! :oops: Dan would you be willing to bring it please?

    That's a really nice offer my friend! I'll keep in touch. You still heading out for a weekend getaway in the islands BTW?

    Hope everyone can make it, was a lot of fun this spring meeting everyone that I could in such a short time. Maybe this time I'll get a chance to talk to all those I rudely missed last time :?

    TTYall-L
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  18. Maddie

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    Sounds great! I'm already looking forward to it. :D
     
  19. Dan_Millsip

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    You'd better ask your parents for permission before committing. :wink:

    Craig, no ferries necessary from the lower mainland. We'll paddle to the campsite from Deep Cove (about a half hour from downtown Vancouver) -- it's about a 17 km (10.5 miles) paddle -- but it's a very easy paddle -- no currents to worry about and it's a very sheltered area. The link that kelly t posted gives a good overview of the area. The campsite is a good size so there shouldn't be a problem accomodating a large group of people, especially that time of year (and especially if it's snowing :shock: :wink: ).

    Elmo, no problem -- I'll bring the Pavillion tarp.

    Just for everyone's information, there are no picnic tables at Granite Falls so if you have folding chairs, it would be good to bring them.

    I guess the only thing to do is to determine a date. I'm good for pretty much anytime except the weekend of October 4th.

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  20. lance_randy

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    Haha.

    I'm in, and as a bonus, I'll even behave myself 8)